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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

GP  -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 July 1971 (West Germany)
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A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lawrence Teft
Barry Robins ...
Cotton
Miles Chapin ...
Shecker
Darel Glaser ...
Goodenow
Robert Jayson Kramer ...
Lally 1 (as Bob Kramer)
Marc Vahanian ...
Lally II
Jesse White ...
Sid Shecker
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Wheaties
David Ketchum ...
Camp Director (as Dave Ketchum)
Elaine Devry ...
Cotton's Mother
Wayne Sutherlin ...
Hustler
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Hustler
William Bramley ...
Mr. Goodenow
Vanessa Brown ...
Mrs. Goodenow
Charles H. Gray ...
Captain Cotton
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A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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camp | buffalo | misfit | bison | summer camp | See more »

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Only one animal kills just for the sport of it... Guess which... See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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30 July 1971 (West Germany)  »

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... und sie sind nur Kinder  »

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Near the end, after the buffalo are set free, the boys throw their arms around one another in a circle and spin. When the shot moves from wide to close up, the boys are in a different order in the circle. See more »

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Goodenow: I think I'm going to like it here. The other cabins, everybody was so normal.
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A minor classic...
30 August 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it was released in 1971 (when I was eight) and it made quite an impression on me. Some really nice acting, great music, and an interesting (yet simple) story. It's amazing how it has stayed with me all these years. But meaningful films tend to do that. I was lucky enough to see this film again tonight. Though I viewed the film through 42 year-old eyes, it still had an impact. I was saddened to hear that Barry Robins (who played "Cotton") passed away in 1986. He was quite an amazing actor. (It's interesting to note that Robins, who played a 16 year-old, was 26 when the film was made!) He reminded me of Sal Mineo, another fine actor who left us far too soon. Anyway, I just wanted to comment on this fine little gem of a film. If you get a chance to rent it, I hope you will...and enjoy.


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